Falling Christmas Trees And Tree Lighting Protests: Biden’s America

President Joe Biden and the White House National Christmas Tree shared something in common on Tuesday — they have both fallen over.

On midday Tuesday, the National Christmas Tree at the White House fell over due to high winds.

Gusts of Wind were reported to be up to 37 mph, according to The Weather Channel, which is typical for the region in November.

The 40-foot Norway spruce originated from the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia on November 11 due to the previous tree developing needle cast, causing the needles to turn brown and fall off.

The tree falling wouldn’t be considered a big deal, but with the Biden administration having run the country for the last three years, many took to social media to point out the irony of the event.

One user even suggested that the Christmas tree wanted no part in the administration.

The falling of the Christmas tree wasn’t the only issue the administration faced in recent days. A group of pro-Hamas protestors attempted to stage a demonstration meant to shut down the tree-lighting ceremony.

Several demonstrators shouted “Ceasefire now!” and called Israel a “racist state” outside of the Christmas tree ceremony, which honors the traditional birthdate of Jesus Christ.

The protest prompted Capitol Police to get involved, forcibly removing protestors, and resulted in several arrests.

Biden also faced a group of demonstrators at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Nantucket on November 24, where the family gathered during the Thanksgiving holiday.

These demonstrators join several nationwide groups protesting at tree lighting ceremonies. The latest one occurred at Rockefeller Center in New York City on Wednesday, where pro-Palestinian protestors broke through the barricade, some getting into physical altercations with the NYPD.

Tree-lighting ceremonies — usually known to bring joy — have brought violence, protests, and division among Americans, something that the Biden administration has done well in recent years.